Carin L. Stutz is the new CEO of Cosi.
Industry News
Fast-casual sandwich concept Così, Inc. (NASDAQ: COSI) hired Carin L. Stutz as the company’s new CEO and president beginning January 1. She also will join the Così Board of Directors. “Carin is a proven leader with deep operational, marketing and business development experience,” says Michael O’...
Ben Cohen, co-founder of Ben & Jerry's
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Ben & Jerry’s executives called for an end to economic inequities in the U.S. and promised to continue supporting Occupy protests around the world today at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C. “In just two short months, Occupy Wall Street has been successful in unmasking America’s dirty...
Salt is not always an unhealthy ingredient and can spice up many menu items.
Menu Innovations
Salt is one of the world’s oldest seasonings. But pervasive use of the mineral has put it in the crosshairs of modern-day health professionals. Few people are suggesting that salt—consisting mostly of sodium chloride—be treated like a latter-day trans fat and be banned from restaurants in cities...
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The National Restaurant Association’s “What's Hot in 2012” survey of the nearly 1,800 professional chefs in the American Culinary Federation reveals that children’s nutrition and local sourcing will be the hottest trends on restaurant menus this coming year. The chefs also identified smartphone...
Matt Andrew at Uncle Maddio's in Atlanta.
Industry News
While most growing brands get giddy about their sales potential when opening new stores, leaders at Uncle Maddio’s Pizza Joint are excited about the number of jobs they’re helping to create with the brand’s ongoing growth. Matt Andrew, founder and chief pizza maker for Uncle Maddio’s, says the...
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Like a Chinese New Year, Andrew Freeman has branded 2012 with an identifiable agent. Mr. Potato is going to reign supreme. Freeman heads a high-end hospitality agency that, for its fifth year, released a preview of the hottest trends and predictions in food and restaurants. “We work on this all...
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Orion Food Systems,the international foodservice provider that franchises more than 1,000 Hot Stuff Pizza locations worldwide, announced its official sponsorship of World Snocross Champion and 10-time ESPN Winter X Games medalist Tucker Hibbert. “We are extremely excited to have the Hot Stuff Pizza...
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For quick serves interested in better understanding their customer base—and which customers they’re missing—American Express Business Insights may have just the data you need. Rather than simply provide broad industry metrics on consumer spending, Business Insights puts a more valuable level of...
Top QSR executives encourage healthy active lifestyles to best represent nutrition positions.
In 2015, any company that wants a healthy bottom line has to think about healthy menu offerings.
Growing quick service restaurants contend with industry elite for top status.
Read the ProfilesBrowse the Big ChartSee The ContendersSegmentsBurgerSandwichSnackMexicanPizza/PastaChickenAsianSeafood Competition for a spot on the QSR 50 remains fluid, with several Contenders having once held a spot on the big list.
Quick service brands can explore innovative potato dishes like poutine.
What can I possibly tell you about potatoes, dear quick-serve industry professional, that you don’t already know? It’s not as though you’re unacquainted with America’s favorite starch.
QSR chains market to Millennial customers by selling restaurant story.
There’s a lot of buzz in almost every circle about the Millennial generation—those born between 1978 and 1995—and for good reason. They are spending money in a big way and, if you market to them right, they’ll spend it eating out.The numbers don’t lie.
Top QSR burger brand Shake Shack had successful IPO stock offering.
When Shake Shack went public in January, its shares were priced at $21. The next morning, the stock began trading at $47 per share, and in May, the price peaked at nearly $97.
QSR operators move operations systems to cloud based technology.
You would be hard pressed to find a quick-service operator who, when asked why they started their own business, answered by saying it was to become the CIO of the company.